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the role of first lady. >>> britain's newest royal couple, william and catherine are in california today, from ponies to celebrities, it promises to be a very busy day. >>> and the final shuttle has been launched into space. we will look ahead to what's next for nasa. >>> we begin this morning with the death of former first lady betty ford. she was 93 years old. ford was surrounded by family when she passed away last night. she became first lady back in 1974 when her husband gerald ford took over following the resignation of richard nixon. her greatest legacy may be the contribution she made against the battle against addiction. here what is president obama had to say about her passing. he says today we take comfort in the knowledge that betty and her husband former president gerald ford are together once more. michele and i send our thoughts and prayers to their children, michael, john, steven and susan. and this from flansy reagan. i was deeply saddened this afternoon when i heard of betty ford's death. she has been an inspiration to so many through her efforts to educate women about b
's still unclear whether his attorney will seek an insanity defense. >>> britain's best-selling tabloid is accused of sinking to a new low. it's at the center of a growing phone hacking scandal whose targets allegedly include murder victims, terror victims, celebrities and politicians. abc's jeffrey kofman has the latest from london. >> reporter: just how low would they go? that's the question being asked about a scandal at britain's biggest newspaper, the racy tabloid "news of the world." the paper has admitted hacking the phones of celebrities but it is now accused of hacking the cell phone of missing 13-year-old millie dowler in 2002, deleleng messages and giving her parents and police false hopes that the girl was still alive. when lonondon was hit with terrorist bombs in the 2005 that killed 52 people, the "news of the world" allegedly hacked the phones of victims and their families in pursuit of yet more exclusives. >> it's a violation, isn't it. i still don't know what i think about it. other than, i'm really angry >> reporter: the paper is the profitable
his media empire, beginning in australia where he's from, moving here to britain and then to the u.s. right now he's doing everything he can to try to preserve it. >> reporter: rupert murdoch arrived back in new york last night. hoping the newspaper scandal that's consumed britain doesn't also envelop his american interests or influence. as owner of "the wall street journal," the "new york post" and more, murdoch watched his company shares swoon when the phone hacking allegations struck, and then stabilize. now an fbi probe is officially under way looking into whether murdoch employees paid investigators to hack into the voice mails of 9/11 victims. this as the directors of news corp begin hiring former u.s. attorney mary jo white and former attorney general michael mucasey. >> it is unclear at this point how much jeopardy they are potentially in because we simply don't know all the facts. they are potentially subject to prosecution under a statute called the foreign corrupt practices act in connection with any bribes that were paid in england. >> reporter: here in england, the eve
released from custody after her arrest. one of britain's top cops also resigned. abc's jeffrey kofman reports from london. >> reporter: the scandal that shuttered one of britain's oldest newspapers is nothing less than an earthquake. shaking this country to the core. the casualties just keep mounting. the latest? the head of scotland yard. sir paul stevenson resigned. he insisted he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate widespread alleged criminal acts by murdoch's journalists. nor the alleged bribery of police officers by reporters. >> i had no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. or indeed to the extent of it. and the repugnant nature of the selection of victims that is now emerging. >> reporter: and there is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago she was at the apex of power running rupert murdoch's british operations. it is said he considered her his other daughter. on friday, she resigned from the company. she was arrested. the tenth arrest since this scandal erupted two weeks ago. brooks was editor of "the news of the world" from 2000 to 2003, wh
charlene. >>> and good morning, everyone. happy friday and what a crazy scene in great britain. >> oh, my goodness. >> oldest newspaper closed. former editor moments ago arrested. this guy was an aide to the british prime minister and had to address this. other arrests coming for people in the media empire of rupert murdoch, the owner of fox news. >> all because there are allegations the newspaper was hacking into cell phones and an e-mail account of people and not celebrities but victims of murder. >> war widows from afghanistan and iraq. an incredible story. >> incredible to watch. >>> more of diane sawyer's amazing interview of jaycee dugard. what a remarkable and resilient young woman she is and you're going to see more and hear from her. >> the strength and serenity she displays in the interview is incredible. >>> more on casey anthony. we learned her sentence was extended by four more days. the latest on that and the latest on these emergency negotiations in washington to try to prevent the united states going into default. the president called them into a rare session and the chang
new moon ritual. paganism has just been given the status of a religion in britain. and it's growing. some say there are 250,000 followers. so many that british police have issued guidelines for officers should they stumble upon something like this. >> some ceremonies include a blindfolded, naked participant whose hands may be bound. this is in accordance with ritual and has the full consent of the participant. >> reporter: does that happen? >> that relates to one particular ritual which you could find in some groups. it's an initiation rite is what it is. they're going through a death and a rebirth. >> reporter: simon was reborn 11 years ago. his wife used to be involved too. but they've got a kid now and sometimes it's hard to find a sitter. this is a large, large part of your life. >> yes. >> i ask that i may receive the blessing of the element of water. >> reporter: okay, so what is paganism? well, it's pre-christian, and basically, it's the worship of the land, animals, spirits and ancient gods. >> there's more and more people getting more involved. >> why?? >> i think it's beca
: this scandal is nothing less than an earthquake, sending tremors to the highest levels of power in britain. the people of this country shocked to learn that for the last 30 years, murdoch and his executives have been dictating policy to the politicians and the police. the murdochs certainly had the ear of britain's prime minister. in 15 months, david cameron has had 26 meetings with murdoch executives. more than twice the number of meetings he's had with any other news organization. how powerful was rupert murdoch here in britain? >> immensely powerful. the view of every prime minister for r e last 30 years is that no one can get elected without the blessing of the patriarch. >> reporter: it is now not clear that either murdoch can survive this crisis. news corporation shares have tumbled. if the company faces criminal charges, it could be forced to unload some of its most lucrative holdings in the u.s. including fox tv.ç this really is a dynasty on the brink. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> what a drama. and kind of an ironic twist. some of the paper's websites w
demanding to know in newspapers in britain broke any laws in the united states. not only for alleged phone hacking and privacy violations, but those that might involve 9/11 victims and also possible violations of america's foreign corrupt practices laws. one of the lawmakers calling for the investigation is republican congressman peter king of new york. among the four democrats of new jersey, senator lautenberg. >> they have no right to break the laws. they are an american corporation. it wouldn't matter if they were selling tires or selling roofs or what have you. those are the rules, those are the laws that we have to obey. >> we are getting reports this morning scotland yards made an arrest in connection with the news corporation's phone hacking scandal. london's top cop is going to be in the hot seat today. let's bring in dan rivers. he has the latest live in london this morning. good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning, yeah. another arrest this morning in this police inquiry. we understand that may be a former editor of "the news of the world." that's according to sky news here.
was britain. just in case we wanted to freshen up on this. >> 0 for 2. >> i sort of feel like these 1,003 adults who got this wrong, 26% were not sure, 58% of the residents asked did know the answer. when you hear about these classes get is canceled. now there's only p.e. and lunch when you go to high school. >> one said china is the country we got independence from. let's move on to this. concordia university prove who says that our behavior as a consumer can be traced back to darwin. we have this very consuming instinct when it comes to burgers and clothing and buying and purchasing all sorts of things. i say burger because i think that leads us into our next story. >> not everyone consumes burgers. i'm not a meat eater which is why you gave me this story. 777-pound burger. look at this right here. 600 pounds of meat, 400 pounds, they did shatter the record, however they were not able to eat it because it failed to reach its target core temperature. >> you need a world record sized antacid after eating that burger. antacid after eating that burger. i said hold the cheese! hi, my nb
that story? who was your source? >> how powerful was rupert murdoch in britain? >> immensely powerful. the view of every prime minister for the last 30 years is no one can get elected without the blessing of the patriarch. >> i would just like to say one sentence. this is the most humble day of my life. >> so today the guy's testifying in front of a committee in parliament and gets hit with a pie. gets hit with a pie. police aren't sure whether it was curly or mo. >> is she or has she left florida? >> i certainly couldn't disclose anything like that. >> she'll probably be able to wrestle out of this about $1 million. >> people may not want to touch casey anthony because they don't want her to profit from what they see as someone who got away with murder. >> very hot today. >> it's too hot. it's so hot. over 100 and something. >> unless we can get humanitarian aid into this part of the world, unless we can scale up our operations to meet the growininneed, this could -- this crisis could turn into a catastrophe. >> it is japan's world cup! >> they'll be able to see how far japan can go,
of a sensational headline. in 2002, britain was riveted by the story of 13-year-old millie dowler who had vanished. this week it was revealed the paper listened to her voice mail, deleting old messages to make room for new ones. that activity gave her family and police hope that she was alive. false hope. millie was later found murdered. and there's more. six years ago, terrorist bombings in london killed 52 people. on this anniversary, grieving families learned the newspaper hacked their cell phones, trolling for intimate details. one of those cell phones belonged to graham fowlkes, who lost his son. >> it's a violation, isn't it. and i -- i still don't know what i think about it. other than i'm really angry. >> reporter: this scandal reaches beyond the murdoch empire. this week it was revealed that london police were selling the paper scoops in exchange for bribes. there are even allegations that the prime minister, a close friend of murdoch, turned a blind eye even though he knew what was going on. there is now an enormous criminal investigation under way. it includes dozens of police investiga
brown became britain's prime minister he and his wife discovered their infant son had cystic fibrosis. that private family trauma was suddenly splashed across the front page of the murdock-owned "sun." brown says it was devastating. >> in tears. your son is now going to be broadcast across the media. sarah and i were increrebly upset about it. >> reporter: and another murdock paper, "the sunday times," was allegedly using known criminals to hack into brown's tax records, his bank accounts. brown says it was a vendetta because murdock didn't like his politics. >> i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find this happened. because of the links with criminals, known criminals, who are undertaking this activity. >> reporter: even the royals were targeted. there are damning allegations that murdock management knew years ago "news of the world" had breached state security but didn't tell police. it's alleged the paper's royal reporter asked the editor for $1,600 so he could buy a top-secret directory called the green book which contains all the confidential phone numbers of the royal family a
be an emotional experience for some folks. >>> britain's royal couple is in yellow knife this morning. the capital of canada's northwest territories. william and kate's arrival there capped off a busy day on prince edward island where they raced each other in dragon boats and kate started major buzz answering one little question. abc's bob woodruff has details. >> reporter: william may be a prince. but he's also a royal air force search and rescue pilot. today he showed off a difficult technique needed in case an engine fails. he sets down, engines forward, then takes off when or if the engines recover. he did that more than half a dozen times. >> the best i've ever seen. can yoyoimagine landing g water? >> reporter: kate got to show off too. when she raced against her own husband in the dragon boat race. >> love princess kate! >> reporter: it looked like the duchess might beat the duke. >> yay! >> reporter: but in the end, he won. so we called it a tie. the question of babies came up again on this trip. william talked about that on their engagement day. >> we want a family. so, you know, we'll ha
roles. connie britain and kyle chandler earned lead actor nods in a drama for "friday night lights" which was canceled. steve carell, who's leaving the starring role in "the office," was nominated for best actor in a comedy. the awawd ceremony will be held on september 18th in los angeles with "glee's" jane lynch hosting. karen travers, a a news. >> would you say you're a true "mad men" fan? >> i am, as a matter of fact. you can almost call me a don draper wannabe. >> you've got the look, i can see it. there you are. >> check it out. i really should have worn my fedora, what was i thinking? i love the pocket scarves coming back now. >>> "world news now" delivers your "morning papers." >> normally it would be time for your "morning papers." >> but instead today you are the headline. they brought the substitute to send you off in style. >> it's wonderful to have you here. >> the last two months. >> yes, it's been two months, it's hard to believe it's gone by that quickly but it has. i want to thank everybody who works on this show. they are tireless and wonderful. and they're the bes
? >> you know what, it's a big thing for me, especially when i put that vest on. have the great britain supporters behind me. i'm excited. >> reporter: less than an hour away the american invasion has already begun. the white water center, home of the kayak and canoe event. when you look at this course and think a year out, what fires you up? >> i love this course. it's big white water, americans historically are good at white water. >> reporter: to test the waters and put one of the lead appreciated works to ourselves, brent kyle invited a novice on board. your best advice is what? >> the less you do, the better we are. >> the less i do the better we are? >> yes. >> appreciate that vote of confidence. come on! oh, boy! oh! oh, boy. the real celebrations are still to come in a city that embraces the majesty of the old and the excitement of the new. >> we will do it in a way that we believe is spectacular and it will be spectacular. it's going to be great for the world to watch. it's going to be great for our children to watch. it's going to be exciting. ♪ >> reporter: that white water
don't think we have gotten to the bottom of this deal that great britain and scotland signed off on. i think the united states in a wink, signed off as well. it's a disgrace. >> it hasn't smelled right since then. he's still up and around. let's turn to sports now. i know you watched the end of the game. you were up late. >> i did. >> a wild night in atlanta. the ninth inning. a guy on third. great call from the dugout as the braves pitch out and catch mike mchenry at third. they sniff out the squeeze. extra innings. bases loaded in the 12th. in the 16th now. pittsburgh rips it down the line. look at the rookie. a nice leaping catch there. a couple pirates screaming for an end. way past their bedtime. a base hit wins it for atlanta. nice play. we are tied at three. 19th inning, folks getting a little strange. they are all the beer cups he could find at turner field. here is the play at the plate. julio tries to score. it appears he's out by five feet. he never touched the plate. >> oh, my god! >> the umpire calls him safe. safe. >> he wants to go home. >> he wanted to get back to the h
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